Career & Bio

Richard Lynn was born in 1930 and educated at Bristol Grammar School and the University of Cambridge, where he graduated in Psychology (1953) and received the Passingham Prize for the best Psychology student of the year. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 1956.

Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Exeter (1956-1967).
Professor of Psychology at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin (1967-1972).
Professor of Psychology at the University of Ulster (1972-1995).
President of the Ulster Institute for Social Research, 1995-present.

Recent Awards

Richard Lynn has received the US Mensa Foundation Awards for Excellence in 1985, 1993 and 2006, and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Science award for excellence 2010 for his work on national differences in intelligence.

Additional Info

Richard Lynn is on the editorial board of the journals Intelligence, Personality & Individual Differences, Pakistan Journal of Clinical Psychology and Mankind Quarterly.